Game 1 vs. Colorado State
The Omaha women’s soccer team rebounded from their 9-1 defeat at Minnesota with a hard-fought game against Colorado State. The Mavericks took the Rams into double overtime, but gave up a goal with less than a minute on the clock to lose 1-0.
UNO looked light years better on Friday than in their performance at Minnesota, controlling possession for all of regulation and limiting CSU’s offensive chances. Maverick defenders Jessica Bollinger, Ava Doetsch, Lauren Lawler, Cydney Skinner and Katie Vanderzwaag kept the Rams’ offense off-kilter, allowing just nine shots all game.
Once again, senior midfielder Chelsi Rohloff led the Omaha offense with five shots, one on goal. Despite outshooting the Rams 17 to nine, Omaha was unable to find the back of the net, due to the dominant performance from CSU goalkeeper Jesse McGinley.
The heartbreaking goal from from Jessica Stauffer with 24 seconds left dropped Omaha’s record to 2-4-4 on the season.
Game 2 vs. Northern Colorado
Omaha was able to get a redemption win for their double overtime loss on Friday as they topped Northern Colorado in overtime, 1-0.
Northern Colorado seemed to be in control for a majority of the game, leading in shots, shots on goal and possession. However, Omaha goalkeeper Katlyn Schocenmaier disallowed NCU from getting on the board as she recorded ten saves on the day. NCU goalkeeper Madeline Burdick matched Schochenmaier’s play for the entirety of regulation, recording six saves.
As regulation ended in a tie, Omaha was determined to avoid another overtime let down, keeping the pressure on NCU in the ten minute period. With just three minutes left in overtime, none other than Chelsi Rohloff came up in the clutch yet again with a 97th minute goal for the win.
Omaha improved to 3-4-2 and 3-1-1 at home with the win. The Mavericks are back in action on Tuesday, Sept. 22 as they play